Col Jeremiah Tucker is the 140th Wing Commander, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley AFB, Colorado. Colonel Tucker leads over 1700 personnel supporting F-16C+ fighter mission, a mobile ground system missile warning mission, and a civil engineering mission. He assures adequate training of assigned military personnel and high quality aircraft maintenance through timely phased assessments. He also establishes base policies to assure effective personnel, equipment, funding, supply, procurement and facility management. In his previous assignment, Col Tucker served as Senior Executive Officer to the Director of the Air National Guard, Pentagon, Washington DC. He served as a senior advisor to the Director and was the focal point for DOD, HQ Air Force, Joint Staff, Congressional, White House, and industry’s relevant equities directly affecting ANG and AF capabilities.  
Colonel Tucker earned his commission in 1999 from the Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, TN. He graduated October 2000 from joint undergraduate pilot training, Vance AFB, OK and completed F-16 qualification training at Luke AFB, AZ before returning to the 120th Fighter Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colorado Air National Guard. He has extensive combat, training, and staff experience across multiple CCMDs, to include Operation Southern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Noble Eagle, European Deterrence Initiatives (EDI), Theater Strategic Packages (TSP), and allied/coalition Air Force exchanges.
1996 B.A. International Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1999 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, OK
2000 F-16 Fighter Training Unit, Luke AFB, AZ
2006 Aircraft Mishap Investigation School, Kirtland AFB, NM
2007 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Al 
2012 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar Maxwell AFB, AL
2014 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, DC
2015 Joint and Combined Warfighter School, NAS Norfolk, VA
2015 M.A. International Security and Intelligence Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, CO
2018 Air War College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2020 M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, RI
2022 Leadership in Homeland Security, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 
1. Oct 1999 – Oct 2000, Student, Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
2. Jan 2001 – Mar 2001 Student Pilot, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, 435th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. Apr 2001 – Feb 2002, Student Pilot, F-16 Fighter Training Unit, 61st FS, Luke AFB, Arizona
4. Feb 2002 – April 2002, Student Pilot, Advanced Night Systems Training, 310th FS, Luke AFB, Arizona
5. Apr 2002 – Sep 2009, Combat Wingman, Chief of Alert Scheduling, Chief of Training, 120th FS, Buckley AFB, Colorado
6. Oct 2009 – Jan 2012, F-16/F-35 Action Officer, NGB/A3OC, Washington DC
7. Jan 2012 – Mar 2014, Squadron Chief of Safety/ACA pilot, 120th FS, Buckley AFB, Colorado
8. Mar 2014 – May 2016, Air National Guard Chief of ACA Weapons, Standards, and Tactics, NORAD/J33S, Peterson AFB, Colorado
9. May 2016 – Aug 2017, Commander, 140th Operational Support Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colorado
10. Aug 2017 – Jan 2018, Chief, Strategic Planning and Integration Branch, NGB/A8XS, Washington DC
11. Jan 2018 – Jul 2019, Chief, Strategic Planning Division, NGB/A8X, Washington DC
12. Jul 2019 – Jul 2020, Student, Naval War College, NS Newport, RI
13. Jul 2020 – Nov 2021, Commander, AATC, Tucson, AZ
14. Nov 2021 – Oct 2022, Senior XO, Director, Air National Guard, Pentagon, DC
15. Jan 2023 – May 2023, 140th Vice Wing Commander, Buckley SFB, CO
16. May 2023 – Present, 140th Wing Commander, Buckley SFB, CO
  1. Mar 2014 – May 2016, Air National Guard Chief of ACA Weapons, Standards, and Tactics NORAD/J33S, Peterson AFB, Colorado
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: Over 2,300
Combat Hours: 322
Aircraft flown:  T-37, T-38, AT-38, F-16 Block 25, 30, 32, 40, 42, 52, MLU
Pilot wings: Vance AFB, Oklahoma
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal 
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device and oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star                      
Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon (Gold Border) with oak leaf cluster
AF Longevity Service                          
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 2 mobility devices
Second Lieutenant October 22, 1999
First Lieutenant October 22, 2001
Captain November 1, 2003
Major August 28, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel June 5, 2014
Colonel December 13, 2018
(Current as of May 2023